Pretty interesting article on Americas' views on GOD by USA TODAY.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2 … 7_CV_N.htm
As an American, which GOD do you believe in relation to the article?
As a Christian, this American knows that God's personality contains a mixture of all 4 traits. First and foremost, I'd say He is the authoritative God, simply because He is God and is therefore worthy to be worshipped, period.
Really nice and concise response Brenda. You sum that up pretty well.
I completely agree with you, Brenda! God is like a parent-He is a mixture of all 4 traits and uses whichever "parenting" style is appropriate for His children. We are all different and therefore, God treats each of us differently:-).
I'd have to agree to this. This fits me quite well. So I guess the answer is benevolent. "Rhetoric that talks about the righteous vs. the heathen doesn't appeal to them," Froese says. "Their God is a force for good who cares for all people, weeps at all conflicts and will comfort all."
I believe in the authoritative God, and he is a mixture of all 4 traits. That's a great article.
In relation to the article?
There is no god. However, I did notice the supposed surveyed people wasn't even a decent size or portion of America.
So, the article is spin of half-truths.
That wasn't a choice from the article, but nice try.
Since I hold no belief about a god, and an American citizen, it is apparent that my view is not addressed inside the biased article you presented.
What was addressed by the article is still a spin of half-truths, regardless.
The point of the thread was not to address your belief on GOD. It was to engage with other Americans who believe in GOD, and to find out how their belief in GOD coincides with the article. The fact that you are an American, and don't believe in GOD is irrelevant with regards to this specific article.
Yeah well its freedom of religion not freedom from religion and that will always create problems for people.
And if anyone knows about that? I am sure that you do !!!!
This is an interesting article! I think 200 people makes it a valid assessment since it was done random.
It's funny to see how some will toss a survey or assessment out the window if it doesn't agree with their beliefs. If the article had said that most people do not believe in God then the article would have been a valid assessment, by their standards.
For a survey to be valid one has to look at the way in which it was taken. If a survey is given in a tightly clustered group of people one would have to survey more people to get a valid response. But if a survey is done in spread out fashion one doesn't need as many surveys.
I think the accuracy is dependent on excactly what the surveyers wanted to know. I don't think their quesiton was in relation to "does God exist". It was more in line with "how do you view God".
With that in mind... the test is fairly accurate!
Even so, 200 is a little on the lean side. Most nationwide surveys start at about 1000.
No matter how good ,or well meant any survey on God is, I recall how Jesus was recorded as saying ..."But who do you say I am" ( my point being its irrevelant if youre American ,Pink, Blue or Green , the question remains a good one -dont ya think
Percentage of Americans who identify with these types of Gods:
The Atheists/Agnostics are stated to stand at 5%
By Anne Godlasky, USA TODAY
Source: Paul Froese and Christopher Bader based on a 2008 survey of 1,648 U.S. adults
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